Just like that, we’re in the final stretch of the summer season. With just about two months to go before the leaves start to turn and the wind gets a little more chilly, now is the time to enjoy what the long days and warm nights have to offer.
Of course, to get the most out of any season, you gotta have the right gear. And one of the best places to get that gear is right on the world’s biggest superstore; Amazon. This month we combed through Bezos’ anti-trust lawsuit waiting to happen in search of great gear to get outside with. Our picks range from coolers to multi-tools, watches to knives and collapsible smokers. A bit too hot to be trudging around the backwoods? We also threw in a few things to keep you cool – like some great cold brew, a vacuum insulated water bottle, and even a fighting robot for using while enjoying the A/C. Take a scroll through and see what pops out to you.
MAGPUL DAKA Micro Wallet
Looking for a super simple, slim wallet sleeve? This one built by Magpul is an ideal pick. Made right here in the USA from a reinforced polymer fabric, it is designed to keep your cards and cash secure both for everyday carry and travel.
Kershaw AM-6 Neck Knife
Whether out camping or just in your everyday life, you never know when you’ll need a sturdy knife. This one from Kershaw is built to both be taken anywhere, and to take anything on. The 1.5-inch blade on the knife is made from a tough 8Cr13MoV steel, while the handle is built from a glass filled nylon.
AVEX ReCharge Autoseal Tumbler
Keeping cool and hydrated during the hottest months of the year is made that much easier by this vacuum insulated water bottle. Thanks to its hefty insulation, it can keep warm liquids hot for 8 hours, and cold ones cool for up to 24. To top it off, the bottle features an AUTOSEAL button that keeps contents from leaking.
Belkin MIXIT Duratek Kevlar Cable
Apple’s stock chords suck. They fray and fall apart within just a couple years of use. Whether your chords are already coming aprt, or are still operating well – it helps to have a tougher one on hand just in case. An essential gadget to be sure.
Buying your cold brew exclusively from the cafe can really add up. Save yourself some money and time instead with Chameleon cold-brew concentrate. This stuff is made to be cut with water and milk. Each bottle produces about 8 cups of the stuff – making an ideal weekly pick-me-up.
Otter Wax Spruce Cologne Solid
If you’re the kind of guy who likes the smell of cologne but doesn’t really like the idea of spraying yourself in the morning or before heading out to the bar – you might want to consider solid cologne. This particular scent form Otter Wax boasts notes of citrus, sandalwood, cedar, and vetiver – and was made right here in the U.S.
Timex Expedition Field Chrono
Are you a fan of chronographs but not really interested in spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on a watch? Timex has something for you. This Field Chrono boasts all the functionality and attractive design elements of the fanciest watches at a fraction of the cost.
Leatherman OHT Multitool
There are a lot of different types of great multi-tools out there for guys to chose from. But few, if any, can really match the capabilities of the Leatherman OHT Multitool. It boasts an almost indestructible build and a 16 tool configuration. To top all of this off, the multi-tool also comes in a handsome coyote tan color way and features a 25 year manufacturer guarantee.
5.11 Tactical Rush 12 Backpack
Made from 1050D nylon, boasting 16 compartments including a laptop sleeve, and featuring a wrap-around MOLLE web, this bag from 5.11 leaves little to be desired. Water-resistant, comfortable, and sharp looking, it’s an ideal pick for everyday carry or backwoods adventuring.
Dr. Martens Classic Boot
These boots barely need an introduction. They boast a full grain leather upper, a super comfortable synthetic outsole, and near-unmatched durability. You can wear these everyday for years and they’ll still be there for you ready to ramble.
Olloclip Core Lens Set
The iPhone 7 camera is really, really impressive. But that isn’t to say it can’t be improved. For those looking to beef up their phone’s photographic capabilities, this lens set is a great pick. It features macro, super wide, and fisheye lenses for creative, dynamic shots.
Ziv Portable Smoker
Next time you go out for a fishing trip, you might not have to wait until you’re back home to enjoy your catch. This portable smoker from Ziv’s is designed to fold flat, making it easy to bring it along with you and set up at your campsite. And not to worry – assembly only takes 3 minutes.
Fjallraven Vidda Pro Pant
There are very few hiking pants out there that are as capable and good-looking as Fjallraven’s Vidda Pro. These trousers are made with a tough G-1000 fabric, feature pre-shaped knees for a dynamic fit, and a bevy of pockets for everything from maps to phones and knives.
Orca 40 Quart Cooler
If you’re not quite feeling ready to go all in on a super nice cooler from the likes of YETI, this one from Orca is a hell of a grab. It boasts a crazy amount of insulation that’ll keep your drinks cool for days, and has a rugged, American-made build that ensures it’ll last season after season.
Ganker Fighting Robot
A kind of evolved version of rock-‘em sock-‘em robots, the Ganker is an app-controlled miniature fighting machine engineered to slash, punch, and slice at its opponents. Each robot is equipped with sensors that records ‘damage’ taken with every blow – making it fun and easy to set up battles with other Ganker robots.
Everyday Carry: Multicam
Didn’t find anything that fit your fancy? Take a scroll through our Multicam pocket-dump to see what your pockets are missing.